Prior to coming to Lilly, Ms. Van Marter served as a broadcast journalist for the Indianapolis-market´s NBC and ABC affiliates, working primarily as a morning show reporter. She covered a variety of breaking news ranging from weather, to traffic-related deaths and house fires. She took a break from her television career in the late 1990´s to establish a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and education about a little known medical condition she used to suffer from called idiopathic craniofacial erythema, also known as chronic facial blushing. She was relieved from it following a surgical procedure performed in Sweden.
Ms. Van Marter´s (formerly Christine Drury) story is documented in Dr. Atul Gawande´s New York Times bestselling book “Complications” as well as The New Yorker magazine. Ms. Van Marter also appeared on ABC´s Good Morning America with Charlie Gibson and Dr. Nancy Snyderman to share her experience with this medical condition.
As the managing director of Conference Ventures and Christine Van Marter Consulting, LLC, Ms. Van Marter hopes to help clients and customers to successfully promote their businesses, products and services through her PR, business development and financial planning skills for the benefit of the communities they serve.
Ms. Van Marter graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key National Honor Society from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications.